Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Harpist

2132 Hutchison Grove Ct., Falls Church, VA 22043 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Harpist

Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, a full time professional, conservatory-trained harpist, is devoted to the magic of the harp, delighting her audience with a varied and distinctive repertoire, including music from the Baroque, Classical and Romantic periods; traditional Hebrew and Christian melodies; and an expansive selection of contemporary favorites.

Melissa is an active soloist and chamber music musician in the Greater Washington DC area, performing frequently at locations including the US Supreme Court, US Department of State, the Kennedy Center, Myerhoff Symphony Hall, Strathmore Music Center, US Naval Academy, DAR Constitution Hall, the Georgetown Club, The Ritz Carlton and other area landmarks. Her recent orchestral appearances include Washington National Opera, National Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Maryland Symphony, Arlington Symphony, and Salisbury Symphony.

Melissa was the featured harpist for the 55th Presidential Inauguration and for the Historic US Visit of Pope Francis in 2015.

She has appeared with the Anne Murray and Connie Francis Touring Bands, with the Mambo Kings, and at the world premiere of the hit movie "Gods and Generals". She has performed for dignitaries including Prime Minister Tony Blair, Jordan's King Abdullah II, Former United Nations President Kofi Annan, Justices Clarence Thomas John Roberts, and , Senator Hillary Clinton, and for numerous state leaders and ambassadors including those from Great Britain, Spain, Austria, France, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel, and Jordan.

In addition to a busy performance schedule, Melissa is an active teacher and has held numerous faculty appointments.

Melissa has served as Mid-Atlantic Regional Director of the American Harp Society (AHS), and as President of the Washington, D.C. Chapter of AHS.

Melissa was voted "Best of Weddings 2007" and "Best of Weddings 2011" by The Knot.

Melissa holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Harp Performance from The Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. While a student, Melissa was the recipient of both the Merit Scholarship and the Peabody Career Development Grant. She has studied with world-renowned harpists Alice Chalifoux and Jeanne Chalifoux, and attended the prestigious Salzedo Summer Harp Colony for 7 summers.

Take a listen to sound clips at: www.capitolharpist.com/samples.php

I look forward to hearing from you soon! Feel free to contact me today! 202-262-2613 melissa@capitolharpist.com

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    Jessica · Married on 10/06/2018

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    My husband and I couldn't have been happier that we worked with Melissa on our recent wedding. Melissa was responsive, flexible, and all of our guests really enjoyed the harp. We felt that the harp was an extraordinary addition to our cocktail hour and ceremony. We were also extremely appreciative that Melissa worked with one of our family members to perform a song together. It enhanced our ceremony experience and was very special. Couldn't recommend her more! Thank you Melissa for everything!

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    Adam · Married on 10/06/2018

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    She was amazing! She worked with us to ensure that the music matched the ceremony and was a highlight of our reception.

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Melissa Tardiff Dvorak, Harpist FAQ

  • What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music? $ 350.00
  • What is the price of your most popular wedding package? $ 450.00
  • Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Learn New Songs
  • What ceremony music arrangements can you provide? Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio
  • How many musicians are in your band(s)? 1 - 3, 4 - 6
  • What instruments does your group play? Cello, Flute, Harp, Violin
  • What services do you provide? Ceremony Music, Cocktail Hour Music, Liability Insurance, Reception Music, Rehearsal Dinner Music

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  • Bright Occasions
    Bright Occasions Wedding Planners

    Melissa is a true talent! Her beautiful harp music will enhance your wedding or special event. If you are looking for someone experienced, talented and professional look no further!

  • Capital Ceremonies
    Capital Ceremonies Wedding Officiants

    Melissa is a real pleasure to work with. She makes beautiful music. She arrives early and is always prepared to give each couple the program they planned with energy and joy. She always seems happy to be playing. I know everytime I see her that the wedding ceremony music will go smoothly and beautifully.

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    202-499-5710 (Phone number)

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